“The anima, animus, animal, and animate are, I argue, not vagaries or templatic zones of undifferentiated matter, but in fact work as complexly racialized and indeed humanized notions.”
Animacies Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect MEL Y. CHEN
Chen, Mel (2012-07-02). Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Perverse modernities) (p. iii). Duke University Press. Kindle Edition.